Tag Archives: Screening Programmes

The Pros and Cons of Screening (Sense About Science / BMJ / BMC Geriatrics / BBC News)

Summary The brief “Making Sense of Screening” guide attempts to inform public expectations about screening programmes. It offers insights into the limitations of what screening programmes are sometimes able to deliver. Common misconceptions about how screening works are addressed, with … Continue reading

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NHS World Class Cancer Care Aim: Four Week Cancer Waiting Time for Testing and Treatment (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary NHS England’s Cancer Taskforce has ambitious plans to improve performance and quality in cancer care. The new 2020 target involves patients receiving results from cancer tests within four weeks of referral by a GP. Older radiotherapy machines are to … Continue reading

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Older Women Get Cervical Cancer Too (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary There is a common misperception that cervical cancer is a young woman’s disease, but half of deaths occur in women over 65. Full Text Link Reference Cervical cancer ‘not just a young woman’s disease’. London: BBC Health News, June … Continue reading

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National Screening for Dementia Not Recommended (UK NSC / AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine / Epidemiology / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has upheld previous recommendations against screening people aged 65 and over for dementia. This decision follows an extensive review of the evidence. The UK NSC has concluded that tests for dementia, which … Continue reading

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Improving Communication in Health Screening Programmes (Science and Technology Committee)

Summary A recent House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report states that the risks and benefits of participating in screening programmes are not communicated consistently. More standardised processes for screening information and better training for healthcare professionals are required. … Continue reading

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Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults (USPSTF)

Summary The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for cognitive impairment / dementia have been updated. USPSTF concludes that the evidence remains insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms regarding screening for cognitive impairment in … Continue reading

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Helping People to Live Well for Longer (Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England)

Summary This policy paper, released jointly by the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England, explains how the health and care system aims to become amongst the best in Europe in terms of reducing avoidable mortality. It includes … Continue reading

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